Location of Photo:
Glenorie NSW Australia
Date/Time of photo:
20th Jan 2007 19:26:30 EST
Tripod mounted Canon IXUS 430 digital camera ISO 400 15 sec exposure at f2.8 35mm film focal length equivalent - 36mm Image size reduced from 1600 x 1200 to 600 x 450 pixels
Due west of Glenorie lie the Blue Mountains with the western surburbs of Sydney in between. About 25 minutes after sunset on the 20th the comet was still high enough in the sky to display a beautiful upright scimitar with the head just dipping into the city air pollution. An added bonus in this shot are the early evening stars over the western horizon.